Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

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Welcome to our official guide to having the best Valentine’s Day ever in Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, and all points in between!  From flowers to 5-course dinners, champagne to overnight getaways, it’s all here.  Want ideas for a special romantic night at home with your sweetie?  Gotchya covered!  Want some fun activities you can do as a couple that’ll get your pulse pounding, or ideas for new things to try?  We’ve got that too!

Between the major cities that make up the Tampa Bay area in Hillsborough and Pinellas, there’s something for every couple to enjoy in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Brandon, Westchase and beyond this year, from exciting events and festivals to dinner deals and fun activities, staycations and getaways, and so much more. For couples looking to beat the crowds, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate beginning in early February and continuing throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. And for those looking to celebrate on the holiday itself, there’s no shortage of fantastic dinners and happenings to choose from.

Here’s a strong suggestion:  call ahead to guarantee a res – everything fills up really quickly!

One quick note:  this list will expand regularly and often until February 14th – so check back regularly!  And if you’ve got a Valentine’s Day event you’d like us to consider adding to the list, send us the info here!

Ready?  Let’s get going!

Last Updated December 6 2018

Flowers

Valentine’s Day Flower and Florist Guide

So, it’s hard to do V-Day without flowers (or air plants)! But what to buy, how to order, and where to order flowers from can be a daunting task.  From the “can’t go wrong” roses to a unique Air Plant Design Studio Valentine’s Day air plant, we’ve got your sources in 1 place!

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Air Plant Design Studio

Pre-Valentine’s Day Happenings

Cheap Restaurant & Bar’s Lock & Key Party for Singles Feb. 8

Looking to meet someone to spend the perfect Valentine’s Day with? Head over to Cheap Restaurant and Bar on Feb. 8 for a Lock & Key party for professional singles in Tampa.  This can be a great way to meet somebody new, enjoy a cocktail, and have fun – plus there’s enough time after the event to plan more dates before Valentine’s Day if you’re successful.

 

Valentine’s Day Activities

Downtown Tampa: Valentine’s Day Hockey Lightning vs Dallas

Here’s a new twist on Valentine’s Day in downtown Tampa: go to a hockey game! The Lightning take to the ice against the Dallas Stars at 7:30 on Valentine’s Day.  If your sweetie is a sports nut, or if you’ve looking for something non-traditional to do for Valentine’s, check it out!

 

Valentine’s Day Drinks & Eats

South Tampa: Timpano Chophouse

Timpano offers a special Valentine’s Day menu. 1610 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL

Seminole Heights Tampa: The Refinery

Expect a special Valentine’s Day menu!  Potentially crafted for love? 5137 N Florida Ave, Tampa (813) 237-2000

Tampa Bay: Brio Tuscan Grill

Located in International Plaza, Brio Tuscan Grill is always a great romantic spot for Valentine’s Day! Get your date going with a cocktail or champagne, maybe add a little fresh, wild caught fried calamari, followed by a great Roman dish like Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti with cheese and pepper) – al dente spaghetti, with aged grana padano cheese, butter and fresh cracked black pepper – amore! International Plaza, 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa.

Odessa: Brū Florida Growler Bar

Beer – always a good date starter. 8729 Gunn Highway, Odessa.

South Tampa: Bulla Gastrobar

The menu for Valentine’s Day 2019 isn’t posted yet, but if 2018’s specials are any indication, this’ll be a great spot! Last year they had a $12 chocolate covered cherry cocktail that was beautiful! 930 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-773-8626

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Bulla Gastrobar’s 2018 Chocolate Covered Cherry Cocktail

Tampa Bay: DelFrisco’s Grille

V Day 2019 specials aren’t set yet at DelFrisco’s Grille, but 2018’s specials included at 12 ounce wagyu steak with truffle butter! 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-878-6890.

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Wagyu steak topped with truffle butter.

Tampa Bay: Eddie V’s

Known for its impressive seafood and wine list, Valentine’s Day at Eddie V’s might include a special selection of oysters and champagne! 4400 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-7290

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Aphrodisiac? Champagne sure as heck is!

South Tampa: Elevage

In the Tampa Bay food scene, chef Chad Johnson is one of a kind and all around amazing!  As Executive Chef at É levage Chad’s Valentine’s Day menu cannot possibly disapoint!  Expect a 4-course tasting menu complete with dessert, and the option to pair it with wine. 1207 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-999-8700

St. Pete: FarmTable Cucina

For Valentine’s Day 2018 FarmTable Cucina offered a 5-course chef’s tasting menu, available with a wine paring option.  Expect at least as good a menu for 2019’s V-Day! 179 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 727-523-6297

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Celebrate V-Day at FarmTable in St. Pete

Tampa Bay: The Hall on Franklin

Just north of downtown Tampa, The Hall on Franklin combines the menus of seven different restaurants into one eatery experience.  A great date night any day of the year, particularly so on Valentine’s Day! 1701 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 813-405-4008

St. Pete: Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe 

Pair some great beer with cheese and chocolate for a 1 of a kind Valentine’s Day!. 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-800-2810

Trinity: Infusion Brewing Co. 

Another opportunity to drink some beer and eat some chocolate in the New Port Richey Trinity area!7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey, 727-312-4512.

St. Pete: Marchand’s Bar & Grill 

The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Gulf Club in St. Pete makes the perfect V-Day backdrop for an excellent dinner and drink moment.  Last year they offered a great 3-course mean with an optional “escape package” overnight stay at the hotel.  We’ll see what’s in store for 2019! 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 727-894-1000

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Marchand’s Bar & Grille

St. Pete Beach: Maritana Grill 

The Don CeSar’s fine dining establishment showcases some wonderful Valentine’s Day specials.  3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1882

Tampa Bay: Ocean Prime

Located at International Plaza, Ocean Prime’s Valentine’s Day menu includes the not-to-miss Chilean sea bass or wagyu New York steak, along with some mouth watering desserts! 2205 N. Westshore Blvd., 813-490-5288

St. Pete: The Oyster Bar 

What goes better than oysters and martinis? 249 Central Ave., St Petersburg, 727-897-9728

St. Pete Beach: Palm Court Italian Grill 

Located at the TradeWinds Resort, Palm Court Italian Grill can be expected to do an elegant paring menu on Valentine’s Day 2019.  5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-363-2358, tradewindsresort.com.

Brandon: Portillo’s

Expect Portillo’s legendary heart-shaped chocolate cake to return again this Valentine’s Day!  Order the cake in person or online. 1748 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 813-210-8190

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Portillo’s Heart-Shaped V-Day cake in Brrandon

Tampa Bay: The Rez Grill 

Expect an amazing multi-course V-Day prix-fixe menu ranging from the awesome to the extraordinary at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa, 813-627-8120

Seminole Heights Tampa: Rooster & the Till 

Rooster & the Till does an outstanding meal on any ol’ Thursday.  Can’t wait to see how even more spectacular their Valentine’s Day meal will be.  Expect a chef’s tasting menu to make the best of chefs jealous!6500 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-374-8940

St. Pete Beach: Sea Porch Cafe/Rowe Bar 

Located at the Don CeSar, the Sea Porch Cafe is a great lunch or dinner spot on V-Day! 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, 727-360-1881

New Port Richey: Sip 

Another great V-Day spot in the Pasco area! 6231 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, 727-203-8107

South Tampa: Sprinkles 

Cupcakes.  It says Valentine’s Day so much better than a vacuum cleaner.   717 S. Dakota Ave., Tampa, 813- 304-1848

Tampa Bay: Tampa Beer Works 

Beer, Valentine’s Day, maybe add in some chocolate covered strawberries. 333 Falkenburg Road, Tampa, 813-685-1909

Epicurian Valentines Day! Want to travel?  We’ve got you covered – see 10 Trips!


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